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Burgeoning Defense Expenditure and Escalating Social Antagonism

Chanakyan The defense personnel in Sri Lanka are paid on average, half a million rupees per head per annum.   Stranger than fiction, but none the...

How bad is the crisis for Mahinda Rajapaksa?

Kusal Perera“Although certain foreign powers have attempted to conspire against and oust me from the presidency, I will not leave this position before completing...

Non–academics paralyse universities

Universities throughout the country were paralysed yesterday due to a token strike by the non-academic staff,  including administrative officers against the government’s delay in...

National Hospital docs strike on Monday

Over thousand doctors of the Colombo National Hospital will stage a 24-hour strike on Monday (27) demanding the Rs. 29,000 Disturbance, Availability and Transport...

Report on Roshen’s killing cached

It is revealed that the human rights report regarding Roshen Chanaka who was killed when police opened fire at a peaceful agitation carried out...

Is shooting at peaceful demonstrators a government policy? AHRC

Mr. Rajitha Seneratne, the Cabinet Minister for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, when answering a question to a BBC Sinhala Service correspondent regarding the...

Call for broader, stronger protests against govt.

A group of academics, journalists, social activists and trade union has called for broader and stronger protests against the government's undemocratic and inhuman policies...

Lunch time demos from today, tougher action later: JVP .

Protests are expected to intensify with opposition political parties, trade unions and civil society organisations warning they would take to the streets over the...

DIG should be held responsible for fisherman killing – AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission says DIG of North Western Province, Ravi Wijegunawardena, should be held responsible for the killing of fisherman Anthony Fernando...

Cost of living on fire

Price hike of 36% in diesel alone triggers price increase across the board in transport and essential food items The unprecedented hike in diesel...

A body blow, but who lives it up?

Namini WijedasaPresident Mahinda Rajapaksa urged people to tighten their belts during the war and they did. When three years after the Tigers were defeated...

More price hikes, officials warn economic crisis may explode

Increased taxes on essentials and non essential goods are on the cards as urgent revenue measures while other cost-cutting measures are also planned to...

Unions say estates paralysed by token strike .

Saturday, 18 February 2012 05:04   .A token strike was launched yesterday by plantation sector workers to protest the unprecedented increase in fuel prices...

JVP unions calling for 40% salary increase .

Friday, 17 February 2012 22:15   .A Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated trade union today urged the government to grant a 40 per cent...

Opposition Protest: Army called in to Fort

The army was called in a short while ago as the stand-off between the police and demonstrators from the joint opposition led by the...

LSSP blasts Govt. over fuel hike and deployment of troops

UPFA constituent, the Lanka Sama Samaja Party yesterday strongly condemned the SLFP-led government’s decision to increase the price of diesel and kerosene in spite...

CEB’s powerful engineers’ union declares war

The Ceylon Electricity Board Engineers’ Union (CEBEU) has passed a resolution demanding the immediate implementation of the salary revision already approved by its Board. ...

Murder in Chilaw: High ranking police officer exposes the truth

A high ranking police officer with patriotic traits whose name cannot be disclosed told Lanka e news that Gotabaya Rajapakse is directly responsible for...

One Killed and eight critically injured in crackdown on fisherfolk protesting fuel price increase in Chilaw

protesting fisherflokD.B.S. Jeyaraj38 year old Warnakulasooriya Anthony Fernand, a father of two children, was killed and eight others critically injured in Chilaw on February...

Emerging Scenarios, Possible Outcomes and the Tasks of the People:

 Surendra Ajit RupasingheAs you know, the Geneva sessions will open on the 27th February. A possible, and most probable outcome would be a resolution...

Prices of essential commodities to rise further: Importers

With the rupee hitting 120 against the US dollar yesterday, importers of essential commodities cautioned that prices of sugar, dhal, canned fish and milk...

Petrol, diesel cost govt. only Rs. 75, 71 respectively – Ravi K

 *Complying with IMF diktats – UNP; *Result of waste and not Iran factor – JVPThe Opposition yesterday slammed the government for increasing fuel prices....

Increase in fuel prices brings Govt. & IOC big profits while masses are burdened – JVP

The price hike of fuel this time is the highest in the history of Sri Lanka and the government and Indian Oil Company are...

Higher Education- where are we going?

Vijay KumarSri Lankan higher education seems to be getting more and more into a mess. While the government is desperate to encourage private...

Activists issue warning to tea industry; Improving lives of tea workers is ‘an imperative’

Activists and academics say tea workers are living in abject misery which if not addressed will have a severe impact on the industry and...

University dons threaten indefinite strike

University teachers last night announced an indefinite strike if the government presented the ‘private university bill’ to Parliament without consulting them.  The Federation of...

Sri Lanka is heading for a debt crunch: Ravi K

The Sri Lankan economy is dragged out – the country is over-borrowing, underperforming and leading into a debt crunch, claims United National Party Colombo...

Poorest Still Go Hungry

Experts agree that Sri Lanka's free pre and postnatal clinics across the island nation have helped bring infant mortality down to 15 per 1,000...

Postal agitations again

The Joint Postal Trade Union Alliance (JPTUA) has decided to re-launch the trade union action demanding the removal of the Post Master General.  The...

University dispute: dons up the ante

University teachers who staged a token strike on Jan. 18 against proposed private university bill and salary issues, now demand a discussion forum on...
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